LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 20-year-old man was found dead in a cell at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday.

The man was found dead about 7:20 a.m. in the jail, said the coroner’s office. An autopsy is pending.

Authorities withheld his name, pending notification of his next of kin.

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Comments (11)
  1. Ken V says:

    Really leaves many questions. 1. did he share a cell ? . 2. what was he in jail for? 3. did he hang himself ? 4. was he bleeding from his butt and bleed out from being raped ? 5. when was the last time he was checked on and was seen alive?. so many questions so few answers ( no answers actually)

    1. rick says:

      all questions that are non of our business as the general public if he is not related to us we have no reason what so ever to know the perticulars about his death

    2. alan hart says:

      All that money for new jails and no cameras? Seems suspicious.

  2. gdog07 says:

    Ken v. Why do you care?

    1. Ken V says:


      I really do not care what happen to this guy. I was talking about in general if your going to report a story it should at least be well rounded so readers have a clear understanding of what the story is about. There are so many stories written like for example ( A giant object crashed leaving a crater the size of 25 football fields ) as you can see that story would have everybody saying what??? I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 9 years and we have a standard format we would use called a sitrep ( situation report ) all it was basically is a report written that we would include the 5 W´s ( Who, What,When,where ,Why) and how , If possible, that pretty much will cover any story or situation so people will have a good understanding as to what has happened. that´s all.

      1. rick says:

        again ken WHO CARES ABOUT THE DETAILS i to was in the mil (army) and know what you mean about WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN AND WHY but that pertains to things that are important to all concerned in the SITREP in the case of this story the 5 Ws only are important to the family the rest of us do not need to know

  3. Tear down that JAIL! says:

    Mens Central has a multi-bunk situation and TONS of blind spots. It is easy to assault another inmate with security not seeing. It is a terrible place . . very dangerous. Addicts who are thrown in jail are not given detox or watched.
    ANother example of how solitary confinement would be good.

    1. c.s. says:

      thus the reason not to be doing what ever they do to land their butt in jail

  4. John says:

    Better dead then rotting in jail and sucking up our taxes!

  5. Sally says:

    Well his family will sue and get $$$$$

  6. http://catholic-bulletin.blogspot.com/ says:

    I understand what Ken V meant. The reporter or writer asked by his boss to write anything for the day in the office otherwise he will not get the check on Friday. That’s how he learned in in school for writing a report. LOL.

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